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Digium Announces Availability of Switchvox Rescue
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Digium, Inc. today announced Switchvox Rescue, a business continuity solution to protect Switchvox on-premises business phone system customers against unexpected phone system unavailability or failure. “Switchvox Rescue offers customers an easy way to maintain communications continuity in the face of disaster,” said Adam Kramer, product manager for the Switchvox product line. “Digium’s Switchvox platform is unique in that the same core software is shared between the on-site and hosted versions. By adding our SIP Trunking services to the equation, we can offer a temporary, cloud-based recove...
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Launched! Independent O365 Community Group Tour!
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Welcome to new world of Office 365 critical mass. Yesterday at Microsoft Advanta, over 100 IT Pros gathered for the kick-off Office 365 Nation community group workshop. Bright and early, subject matter expert Grant Thompson started with well-received lectures on Click-to-Run Deployments and Line of Business application deployments and Migrations. Later in the day, Melanie Gass delivered speeches on Office 365 Licensing, SharePoint and OneDrive. She concluded later with a “night school” session on how MSPs can make money with Office 365. The “Best of Show” award went to SkyKick with its audien...
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Dell Announces Version 6.3 of KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance
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Dell announced today release of Dell KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance version 6.3, which includes increased functionality and visibility, as well as the addition of systems management support for Chromebook. “With the proliferation of mobile and smart devices connected to corporate networks, it is imperative for organizations to make systems management a top priority,” said David Kloba, vice president and general manager of Endpoint Systems Management for Dell. “We’re redefining systems management by delivering a comprehensive, easy-to-deploy anypoint management solution for hundreds...
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Spiceworks Survey Shows Changing Priorities for IT Spending
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Spiceworks recently announced the results of its 2015 IT Budget Report, a survey of 600 IT Pros in the US and EMEA countries, conducted between September and October 2014. Participants were asked a few questions regarding their predictions for 2015 budget numbers, as well as allocation details. Interestingly, most respondents said that End of Life deadlines in 2015 are driving their IT spending for the year. Going deeper into this point, the Spiceworks survey showed that 67% of IT pros said EoL is the driving factor for new hardware and software purchases this year. It is important to note t...
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Robert Crane Announces Debut of a Free Email Course on SharePoint
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We recently received news from Robert Crane, Director, CIAOPS, and well-respected speaker at past SMB Nation events, that he is starting a new email course for SharePoint. This course is in conjunction with his newest Getting Started with SharePoint Online template, for consumers and resellers. The course itself is available for resellers, and includes a series of daily templates. This course has 23 lessons in all things SharePoint. You can learn more about it on Robert’s site: http://blog.ciaops.com/2015/01/free-sharepoint-online-email-course.html Robert also plans to release a lesson plan ...
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I Can’t Wait For Win10
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By now, you are familiar with the Windows 10 conversation that reached a new peak a week ago Tuesday with a public-facing webinar. Shouts out included product features and function, such as the Start button, and a conversation about Windows as a Service (think in some ways how Google Chromebooks works). I’d implore you to read this PC Magazine article for your Win10 speeds and feeds fix. What I want to do with this blog is provide more context.
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inhouseIT Offers ShoreTel Sky Solutions
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inhouseIT, an IT solutions and services provider based in California, announced today it is offering ShoreTel Sky solutions to customers, joining ShoreTel’s Enabled Tier of the Champion Partner Program—Cloud track. ShoreTel provides phone systems and unified communications solutions. “Having been a ShoreTel Champion Partner for many years, we have never been more excited about this latest cloud solution.” said inhouseIT ShoreTel Practice Director, Toby Turko. “ShoreTel Sky is an end-to-end cloud phone system. The inherent flexibility allows companies to add unified communications, contact ...
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Microsoft Community Connections Releases Simple Tech Tips
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We recently received news that Microsoft Community Connections has unveiled a new program for its IT Pro partners. The Simple Tech Tips Program is aimed at empowering IT Pros with the latest tech content. These IT Pros can then use any of the prewritten content in their marketing communications, such as newsletters and blogs. As Harry said earlier this week: “Knowledge is Power.” This prewritten content from the MCC program will be updated twice a month, and will feature new tips and tricks for SMB solutions. In addition, the new program allows access to 10% off software and 5% off of all ...
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Continuum Launches “Company News” Blog
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Continuum, the channel-exclusive provider of fully-integrated managed IT services, announced today the launch of its “Company News” blog, which will spotlight its MSP partners and update the partner community on news, products and resources. “At Continuum, we believe we’re only successful as long as our partners are successful, and that’s the power of great people,” said Jeanne Hopkins, Senior Vice President & CMO at Continuum. “We want to celebrate all of their big wins as well as help to educate our entire partner community to become more successful. In 2015, we continue our commitme...
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Check out new Office 365 Nation Mobile App!
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It’s been asked of many: “given the chance to do it again, would you do it differently?” The answer is a resounding yes. The idea of building an independent Office 365 community is now a reality with Office 365 Nation (o365nation.com). And our momentum is accelerating. There is a hunger for an “outside looking in view” of the Office 365 world. Thus, we have a mobile app to accelerate the experience. First – scan the QR code pictured and download the mobile app for your Android, Apple or Windows phone. Okay – now that you have done that, we can continue. Today the application is fo...
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 beta available through IBM Power Development Platform, Innovation Centers and Client Centers
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This collaboration comes after IBM’s 2013 investment of $1 billion in Linux and open source technologies, and IBM said it is a sign of continued commitment to the Linux community.
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Four Schools in NorCal to Launch STEM Education Programs with Funding from Verizon Grant
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  Today, four northern California schools announced that they have received $20,000 in grant funding from Verizon, as part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Grant. This grant is designed for K-12 schools to earn funds and develop STEM education programs. This is a strong initiative by the wireless company to foster the love of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to build a strong tech workforce in the future. “We created this program to support the integration of innovative STEM initiatives in schools across the country, and we are pleased to recognize these schools," said...
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